Control of Single Wheel Robots [electronic resource] / by Yangsheng Xu, Yongsheng Ou.Material type: TextLanguage: English Series: Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics: 20Publisher: Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2005Description: XXIV, 188 p. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783540315018Subject(s): Engineering | Artificial intelligence | Engineering design | Engineering | Automation and Robotics | Control Engineering | Artificial Intelligence (incl. Robotics) | Engineering Design | Automotive and Aerospace Engineering, TrafficAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleOnline resources: Click here to access online
Introduction -- Kinematics and Dynamics -- Model-based Control -- Learning-Based Control -- Further Topics on Learning-based Control -- Shared Control -- Conclusions.
This monograph presents a novel concept of a mobile robot, which is a single-wheel, gyroscopically stabilized robot. The robot is balanced by a spinning wheel attached through a two-link manipulator at the wheel bearing, and actuated by a drive motor. This configuration conveys significant advantages including insensitivity to attitude disturbances, high maneuverability, low rolling resistance, ability to recover from falls, and amphibious capability for potential applications on both land and water. This book focuses on the dynamics and control aspects, including modeling, model-based control, learning-based control, and shared control with human operators. This novel mobile robot concept opens up the science of dynamically stable systems with a single wheel configuration. The book also presents considerations in concept, design implementations, and kinematics modeling, as well as experimental results from various algorithms and cases. The system is a nonholonomic, underactuated, and highly nonlinear system, so this book is appropriate for scientists and engineers with interests in mobile robot, dynamics and control, as a research reference and postgraduate textbook.